The worlds worst RWD cars

The worlds worst RWD cars

Author
Discussion

thinfourth2

Original Poster:

32,414 posts

151 months

Tuesday 4th January 2011
quotequote all
Seeing the RWD isn't always best lets have a list of truely dreadful RWD cars

Lets start with the Classic SSanyong Rodious

Anymore terrible RWD cars

kambites

57,491 posts

168 months

Tuesday 4th January 2011
quotequote all
Well since forty years ago, just about everything was RWD, I'd imagine a large number of cars made then were pretty dire.

v8will

3,175 posts

143 months

Tuesday 4th January 2011
quotequote all
MX5

335D (mapped)

Seems to cover 99% of threads posted on PH

HellDiver

5,708 posts

129 months

Tuesday 4th January 2011
quotequote all
Hyundai Stellar (recycled Cortina).

thinfourth2

Original Poster:

32,414 posts

151 months

Tuesday 4th January 2011
quotequote all
HellDiver said:
Hyundai Stellar (recycled Cortina).
Hmmm nice


Alfanatic

7,657 posts

166 months

Tuesday 4th January 2011
quotequote all
AMC Pacer
Chevy Corvair

The Datsun Laurel I drove once wasn't very nice either.

cptsideways

13,011 posts

199 months

Tuesday 4th January 2011
quotequote all
Morris Marina's hehe

RobM77

33,180 posts

181 months

Tuesday 4th January 2011
quotequote all
Funny how some people confuse the statement "I'll only buy RWD cars" with "RWD makes any car good"... This thread was no doubt started to prove that some crap RWD cars have existed and appease people who mistakenly think that. However, as Kambites eloquently points out, obviously some crap RWD cars have existed because up until a few decades ago, almost all cars were RWD!! biggrin

WeirdNeville

5,893 posts

162 months

Tuesday 4th January 2011
quotequote all
Volvo 340 GL

Woeful steering, cart springs, vague at speed (a heady 90mph if you're lucky) underpowered, crap interior, no handling to speak of... The list goes on.

ShadownINja

69,414 posts

229 months

Tuesday 4th January 2011
quotequote all
RobM77 said:
Funny how some people confuse the statement "I'll only buy RWD cars" with "RWD makes any car good"... This thread was no doubt started to prove that some crap RWD cars have existed and appease people who mistakenly think that. However, as Kambites eloquently points out, obviously some crap RWD cars have existed because up until a few decades ago, almost all cars were RWD!! biggrin
And then we have to define what makes a car bad. And when people say "it handles badly!" we have to ask "what does handling badly mean?".

IforB

6,524 posts

176 months

Tuesday 4th January 2011
quotequote all
ShadownINja said:
RobM77 said:
Funny how some people confuse the statement "I'll only buy RWD cars" with "RWD makes any car good"... This thread was no doubt started to prove that some crap RWD cars have existed and appease people who mistakenly think that. However, as Kambites eloquently points out, obviously some crap RWD cars have existed because up until a few decades ago, almost all cars were RWD!! biggrin
And then we have to define what makes a car bad. And when people say "it handles badly!" we have to ask "what does handling badly mean?".
Yep, it's the old "how long is a piece of string" thing. We all want something different from a car and we all like different things as a driver. I like a car that communicates with me. My wife wants a car that insulates her from the road.

One horror of a RWD car illustrates this, the old Volvo 740/940 etc. As a tool for moving lots of stuff and people around they're brilliant. As a car for driving pleasure, they're horrific.

Monty Python

4,479 posts

144 months

Tuesday 4th January 2011
quotequote all
v8will said:
MX5

335D (mapped)

Seems to cover 99% of threads posted on PH
Why a mapped 335D?

angusc43

7,363 posts

155 months

Tuesday 4th January 2011
quotequote all
Morris Minor
Morris Marina
VW Beetle
Escort (expect the odd competition variant)
Cortina
Capri
Viva (except, maybe Firenza Droop Snoot)

etc etc

(so pretty much any mainstream 60's or 70's effort)

rehab71

3,261 posts

137 months

Tuesday 4th January 2011
quotequote all
Monty Python said:
v8will said:
MX5

335D (mapped)

Seems to cover 99% of threads posted on PH
Why a mapped 335D?
Use the search button at the top!

Monty Python

4,479 posts

144 months

Tuesday 4th January 2011
quotequote all
Sounds to me it's the owners, not the car..

Ash333

183 posts

111 months

Tuesday 4th January 2011
quotequote all
Lincoln Towncar

Monty Python

4,479 posts

144 months

Tuesday 4th January 2011
quotequote all
Ford Pinto (the one that liked to catch fire when rear-ended)

ShadownINja

69,414 posts

229 months

Tuesday 4th January 2011
quotequote all
IforB said:
One horror of a RWD car illustrates this, the old Volvo 740/940 etc. As a tool for moving lots of stuff and people around they're brilliant. As a car for driving pleasure, they're horrific.
Define driving pleasure. biggrin

IforB

6,524 posts

176 months

Tuesday 4th January 2011
quotequote all
ShadownINja said:
IforB said:
One horror of a RWD car illustrates this, the old Volvo 740/940 etc. As a tool for moving lots of stuff and people around they're brilliant. As a car for driving pleasure, they're horrific.
Define driving pleasure. biggrin
biggrin


12gauge

1,274 posts

121 months

Tuesday 4th January 2011
quotequote all
HellDiver said:
Hyundai Stellar (recycled Cortina).
Is it really?

People always says its a cortina, doesnt look anything like a cortina to me.